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Vicksburg Mayor Pleads Not Guilty

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Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield told a federal judge Thursday that he's not guilty of bribery.

Winfield appeared in federal court for his arraignment. A judge set trial for June 3rd and reminded Winfield that he faces 10 years in prison plus a $250,000 fine if convicted. His sentence could also include 3 years of supervised release.

Winfield is accused of promising a city contract to a company for a price of $10,000 in February. Turns out that company rep was an informant with the FBI.

Winfield just settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with his former chief of staff, Kenya Burks. Burks claims the two had an affair but was fired after she broke up with Winfield.

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